Safer in Custody statistics bulletin published

July 29, 2010 in Custody Deaths & Abuse by UFFC Admin

original source: IAP
22nd July 2010

The Ministry of Justice today published its Safer in Custody Statistics Bulletin for 2009 which provides an analysis on deaths, self harm and violence in prison. The statistics are an important source of information for those interested in understanding and improving safety in prison and other custodial settings.

The publication analyses deaths, self-harm and violence in prison custody, looking at trends across age, gender and time in prison custody.

The bulletin is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

You can access the statistics by visting the Ministry of Justice website below:

The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:

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by PieNMashFilms

Ian Tomlinson’s family brand decision not to bring charges ‘a disgrace’

July 23, 2010 in Custody Deaths & Abuse by PieNMashFilms

Ian Tomlinson's widow and stepsonoriginally published by:
The Guardian
22nd July 2010

Britain’s top prosecutor was confronted by Ian Tomlinson’s family and told that his decision not to bring charges was a “fucking disgrace” and that he should “go back” to his “million-pound house”. There were tense and angry scenes as the newspaper vendor’s family faced Keir Starmer QC, the director of public prosecutions, at the Crown Prosecution Service’s new headquarters in London by the River Thames.

At 10.30am, 45 minutes before Starmer made the decision public, they were handed a 10-page letter by Stephen O’Doherty, the top prosecutor who made the judgment that they believe amounts to a cover-up.

O’Doherty is a deputy director of the CPS special crime division. At the family’s request, he and other officials left the room while the family and their lawyer read the letter.

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Update: Video embed now available

July 23, 2010 in Film & Media by UFFC Admin

Video sharing is here…

Members can now add video to this site. The video will help you to understand how this is done. Our ‘Site Help‘ page will have more details in due course. “share and enjoy”

Please Note:

You can also post a film clip (via YouTube etc) by simply pasting the URL into your activity update or profile blog (where available). When the update is posted, the URL automatically transforms into the embedded content.